REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA
Armenia is affected by landmines, primarily as a result of the conflict between
Nagorni Katabakh and Azerbaijan in 1988-1994. After the 1994 cease-fire
following the conflict Armenian army surveyed approximately 1,000 kilometres of
borderline in Armenia.
In 2012-2013 Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) by the financial support of
US Office for Weapons Removal And Abatement (PM/WRA) and close
cooperation with CHDE implemented Non-Technical survey.
The survey identified that contamination with landmines and / or UXO exists in four
out of eleven regions of Armenia.
The contaminated regions are as follows: Tavoush, Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor, and
Syunik. Ararat Marz was also surveyed as there was an indication of landmine-
and UXO impact, but no evidence was found to support this. A total number
of 42 impacted communities were identified with a total of 131 Suspected and
Confirmed Hazardous Areas and 34,723 people being impacted. The breakdown
among the regions is provided below:
LANDMINE IMPACT SCOPE
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- 8 impacted communities, 22 SHAs/CHA's, 14, 170 impacted people;
Gegharkunik - 13 impacted communities, 24 SHAs/CHA's, 8, 229 impacted
Vayots Dzor - 1 impacted community, 3 C HAs, 460 impacted people;
Syunik - 20 impacted communities, 82 SHAs/CHAs, 11, 864 impacted
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